There are many different cellulite treatments available, but few that work very well. Studies show than 70% of women that deal with cellulite at one point in their life. This sucks! So we keep searching for the best way to get rid of cellulite fast. Even though excess weight and lack of exercise may be the leading contributors to cellulite, even thin women struggle with it.
Today we will show you the best cellulite treatments, some of our favorite prescription and natural cellulite creams, and medical or surgerical ways to get rid of it. What works best for someone may not necessarily work for you. Use caution when deciding on which procedure is right for you and consult a medical professional who you feel comfortable with.
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite is caused because of normal fat below your skin. When it pushed up against the connective tissue, it gives it the lumpy feeling causing the skin above to appear damaged. There are many causes that can increase the onset of cellulite including diet, hormones, lack of exercise, dehydration, slow metabolism, or just thickness of skin.
How to Get Rid of Cellulite
Every week there seems to be a revolutionary new cure for cellulite that can remove these lines fast. If this was the case, this epidemic would have been cured forever ago. Alas those of us that suffer with cellulite trek on. The best techniques that will actual be successful are the ones that break up the bands of connective tissues under the skin surface targeting the cells that create the appearance of cellulite.
10 cellulite treatments and what you need to know about each of them:
Cellulite creams are scientifically proven designed to break down fat and improve circulation to shrink fat cells. Over time the cellulite creams help to strengthen the connective fibers in the skin that gives the appearance of tighter skin. The main ingredients in cellulite creams are caffeine, menthol, L-carnitine, rethiol, and sometimes turmeric.
These creams have antioxidants that are shown to stimulate and help break of fat cells on the top layers of the skin. Caffeine makes cellulite less visible by hydrating the cells. I reference caffeine a lot in these articles, because when applied on the skin (topically) it begins to stimulate the blood flow. A mix with caffeine and retinol is ideal. Retinal works best to increase collagen production while exfoliating the skin.
Even though no cellulite removal creams are proven to 100% remove cellulite, over a longer use they have been proven to drastically reduce and fade the appearance of cellulite over time. This means daily application over a minimum or 2 or 3+ months. For application, it’s always helpful to apply these cellulite creams with a cellulite massager. We put together our favorite 5 cellulite removal creams.
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2. Acoustic Wave Cellulite Therapy
Acoustic Wave Therapy is shown to reduce cellulite by stimulating the metabolic process that improves skin elasticity. It uses focuses and radial therapy waves that create and trigger a process of flushing cells in the lymphatic system. This breaks down the current cells and forms new collagen for improved skin tone and firmness.
After Acoustic Wave, (or sound) therapy, the healing effects of the body come into place. Therefore the treatment will produce more permanent results. It is recommended that you have 6-12 treatments. Studies have shown it to be very effective for a cellulite treatments as focuses of the localized fat deposits and route cause of cellulite.
3. Laser Cellulite Treatment
Laser for cellulite treatment is one of the most effective, permanent, and safer solutions. Cellulaze is the first FDA approved cure for cellulite. It involves inserting a small laser tube that is under a patient’s skin. This laser breaks up the tough bands beneath the skin that cause cellulite while thickening the skin to prevent future occurrence. This is one of the more expensive solutions. Before getting this procedure done, speak with your doctor and Cellulaze professional. However, in our opinions it is the most effective and permanent cellulite removal treatment.
4. Carboxytherapy Cellulite Treatment
Carboxytherapy as show above involves inserting carbon dioxide under your skin. The doctor uses a needle to inject these fat burners into your body directly at the fat deposits of the cellulite. It is shown to be effective, especially on the buttocks area. It is more expensive, requiring approximately 8 treatments each completed a week apart.
Endermologie has become one of the most popular in recent years for the treatment of cellulite and body contouring treatments. It works like a vacuum that goes over the skin massaging, rolling, and sucking the skin. By focusing to break up the fat pockets, it stimulates the production of collagen.
Endermologie is not as permanent as laser or but is a safer, less invasive FDA approved system that produces results. Much like a cellulite massagea or a derma roller it increases circulation to this area and breaks down unwanted fat cells that cause cellulite. You may need up to 20 treatments that take up to 45 minutes each, for 2-3 times a week.
6. Ionithermie Cellulite Treatment
At first you might think that this is made up. Ionithermie Cellulite Treatment involves covering the area with mud or clay, wrapping it in plastic, then electrifying it. Ionithermie was first created in 1978, and claims to detoxify the body at a cellular level.
The Ionithermie Treatment uses a Algae combined with clay and some essential oils and mineral extracts. The combination of the heated clay for detoxification and antioxidants, combined with the electric current to stimulate the lymphatic circulation reduces the fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite. It is not as permanent as some of the other methods listed above, but with 12+ treatments can drastically reduce the appearance of cellulite. It proves to have shocking results.
7. Liposuction Cellulite Treatment
After speaking with several doctors, they all had similar recommendations that liposuction works in many cases, but not at removing cellulite. Liposuction is sometimes able to reduce the appearance of cellulite, but does not go after the route cause. This is because liposuction sucks fat from targeted areas. You might even find that some of the fat blockages and cellulite remain after liposuction. The doctors and dermatologists we spoke too recommended Cellulaze laser before trying an invasive surgery.
Mesotherapy is a cellulite treatments that was developed to be injected directly into the affected area to break down fat below the skin. The injections contain amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes designed to impact the tissue below the skin. By injecting directly into the area it increases metabolism, circulation, that leads to localized fat loss and skin firmness to help reduce cellulite. Mesotherapy is NOT FDA approved. It is growing in popularity with many happy reviewers.
9. Healthy Living and Exercise
The best way to get rid of cellulite, is never to get it in the first place. We understand this may not be an option, but eating a healthy diet with regular exercise can prevent and reduce your cellulite. Look for foods that are high in essential vitamins, keep your skin moisturized and drybrush regularly. There are also natural solutions to get rid of cellulite like coffee exfoliating scrubs.
Derma Rolling has been a treatment offered for many years in beauty spa environments. In recent years it is taking the at-home beauty treatments by storm. Derma Rolling can provide many results including reducing fine lines, acne scars, discoloration in the face. And if using a larger needle brush on your body, can also reduce cellulite and stretch marks.
The derma roller treatment works with many needles on a roller brush that with applied application to the area pricks and damages the skin. The body reacts and repairs the skin damage which forces the body to create and repair collagen. Since stretch marks and cellulite are related to collagen, derma rollers can fix both.
It can take approx 2 to 7 days for your skin to repair itself, so you can do this as an at home treatment once a week. For best results, use derma rollers with a vitamin c serum or hyaluronic serum. Here’s my favorite derma roller brushes.
Dry brushing is not only incredible for your skin and entire healthy of your body, but works well for fighting cellulite as it removes toxins from your body. It stimulates the lymphatic system, exfoliates the skin, is relaxing, and improves digestion and kidney function. There are so many other benefits of dry brushing your skin.
The Best Cellulite Treatments That Really Work
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